April 18, 2002 - Does the US Freedom Corps threaten Peace Corps' integrity?

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Does the US Freedom Corps threaten Peace Corps' integrity?

Exclusive: The Threat to Peace Corps' Integrity

New: Bush pushes Homeland Security - says PC can help "spread America's values"

Rep. Farr warns against any perception of PC link to intelligence-gathering

Senator Chris Dodd wary of USA Freedom Corps

RPCV Congressmen support Peace Corps Autonomy

Discussion of Peace Corps Independence

Petition for Peace Corps Independence

NPCA supports PC Independence

Peace Corps Response: PC as independent and autonomous as ever

PCOL Response: Peace Corps doesn't address the issues raised


Senator Coverdell's testimony defending the integrity of the Peace Corps

The US Freedom Corps - The Executive Order on Page 28

The USA Patriot Act - Section 908 is the relevant section

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By Christine on Thursday, April 18, 2002 - 11:48 am: Edit Post

While a lot of politicians, and especially our president, believe that Peace Corps is an organization whose volunteers actively teach American ideals and values to those abroad, those of us who have served know that this isn't the case and the integration of PC into the Freedom Corps will only compromise the true meaning of the Peace Corps and how we served: to help communities improve their standard of living by way of friendship and mutual understanding.

By rherg on Thursday, April 18, 2002 - 6:16 pm: Edit Post

In my opinion, and long held belief, the PEACE CORPS is a national policy of the United States of
America, in and of itself, based on the stated
objectives of the Peace Corps, and should remain
independent of any and all other governmental and
non-governmental agencies. The Peace Corps is an
overt manisfestation, not perfect by any means, of
the basic values of the people of the United States. The Corps was never intended to effect US
foreign relations with any country that asked for,
and used, Peace Corps assistance.

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